Ram Gopal Varma to Swara Bhaskar, industry friends come out in support of Anurag Kashyap amid MeToo allegations, call him the ‘biggest feminist’


Ram Gopal Varma has tweeted extending support to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who currently faces sexual harassment allegations from upcoming actress Payal Ghosh. Several Bollywood celebs like Swara Bhasker, Hansal Mehta, Nikhil Dwivedi, Surveen Chawla, Irrfan's son Babil Khan, lyricist Garima Obrah, Anjana Sukhani, Marathi actor Siddharth Menon and others stood up for Anurag.

"The @anuragkashyap72 i know is a highly sensitive and emotional person and I never ever saw or heard about him hurting anyone in all of the 20 years that I have known him ..So I frankly can't picture what's happening now," Varma tweeted on Monday. Varma's tweet comes at a time Kashyap has been named in #metoo allegation by Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi actress Payal Ghosh.

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Ever since Payal levelled her charges, Kashyap has received support from several other Bollywood colleagues including filmmakers Hansal Mehta, Vasan Bala and Anubhav Sinha. His ex-wives Aarti Bajaj and Kalki Koechlin have stood by him as have actresses Taapsee Pannu, Tisca Chopra.

Nikhil Dwivedi also lent his support to Anurag. Check out the tweets of Swara, Surveen, Nikhil, Hansal, Garima, Siddharth below:

Hansal Mehta wrote a series of tweets about Anurag and said that he was always rebellious and forthright but can't be a sexual harasser. Check out his tweets below:

Irrfan's son Babil took to Instagram to give support to Anurag. He shared a write-up and captioned it, "Chin up, Anurag sir. I know you all are gonna hate me for this but I’ve got to stand up when something feels wrong. What if the girl is right? Well then, it would break my heart to see that someone who I consider a great man was just a false conception, I am hanging on to my judgement, I will take responsibility if I’m wrong." 

Mahie Gill also spoke about Anurag's demeanour to a leading daily and said, "I really don t want to get into this rut, there's already so much negativity happening around us. It is very easy to take names just because he launched us. All I want to say is that I have known Anurag for a long time now. We may not be in touch but I am sure Anurag can never ever speak like this about any of his actors. This is my statement and I don't want to speak any further on this.” 

(Source: Twitter/Instagram/TOI)